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September 3, 1930 — April 15, 2013

Eric Neitsch, age 82, born September 3, 1930, husband of Hedy Neitsch (Dobslaff), his devoted wife of 59 years, passed away peacefully on April 15th, 2013. Born in Troshin Poland, Eric is survived by his brother Theodore Neitsch (wife Frieda), his sister Freida Steffl (husband Herb), his 3 loving children, Erica (Leslie) Martel, David Neitsch and Renee Neitsch (Brad Dahl), grandchildren Benjamin and Jesse Neitsch and their mother Michele. Eric was a long time resident of Winfield BC, arriving in Canada in 1950 from Germany. Shortly after arriving and getting married, Eric and Hedy bought their orchard and have resided there ever since, having their 3 children along the way. Eric worked the orchard well into his 70s, and also had a long 30 year career at BC Growers at the Winfield packing plant. Eric loved his trees, spending many hours on the land over the years while working his regular job, and with wife Hedy, demonstrated and instilled hard-working attitudes in his 3 children. Eric was a devout Christian, attending Church throughout his life. He was a straightforward man who loved the land, his hockey team (the Boston Bruins), fishing and ice fishing, and most of all his family. Eric will be remembered for his kind, quiet ways and helping others shine, never seeking the spotlight but always being a strong presence behind the scenes. Eric is in God’s hands now and he will be missed by all who knew and loved him. The Service will be officiated by Pastor Lee Loveridge and held at First Lutheran Church, 4091 Lakeshore Road, Kelowna on Friday April 19, 2013 at 10:30 AM. Reception to follow. Eric will be laid to rest at Lakeview Memorial Gardens Cemetery, 2850 Dry Valley Road, Kelowna, BC. For those wishing to send a condolence, photos or share memories, you may do so by scrolling down this page to the area called “Share Your Condolences”.

Friday, April 19, 2013 at 10:30AM

First Lutheran Church

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